2010.54.3445

The Wilderness
c. 1970
21.88 in HIGH x 12.38 in WIDE
(55.56 cm HIGH x 31.43 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.3445

Lower left corner has:"Green / Wood".Lower right corner has: "Printed and Distributed by Graphic Arts of Marin, Sausalito, Calif. 94965".

Poster has aPoster is printed with text overall. Poster reads from top to bottom: "The Wilderness / We need the tonic of wilderness, /to wade sometimes in marshes where / the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, / and hear the booming of the snipe; / to smell the whispering sedge where / only some wilder and more solitary fowl / builds her nest, and the mink crawls / with its belly close to the ground. / At the same time that we are earnest to / explore and learn all things, we require that / all things be mysterious and unexplorable, / that land & sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed / and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. / We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible / vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea- / coast with its wrecks, the wilderness / with its living and its decaying trees, the / thundercloud, and the rain which lasts / three weeks and produces freshets. We / need to witness our own limits transgressed, / and some life pasturing freely / where we never wander. / from Walden / by Henry David Thoreau".
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